Prashant Singh is an Assistant Editor with HT Cafe. Besides bringing out the edition on a daily basis, he also extensively writes on Bollywood.
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The actor, who backed Paatal Lok and Bulbbul as a producer, feels only the ‘clutter-breaking’ content has managed to stand out as audiences’ tastes are constantly evolving.
My struggle period wasn’t easy at all. For close to 3.5 years, I was just groping in the dark: Ranveer Singh
As actor Ranveer Singh completes a decade in Bollywood on December 10, the actor says his journey has been ‘beyond my wildest imagination’; adds he was totally ‘clueless’ during his debut film, Band Baaja Baaraat.
The Band Baaja Baaraat maker feels the ‘high point’ for him has been the ’unexpected turn of becoming a producer’; adds it has been ‘immensely fulfilling’ for him to collaborate with ‘different creative minds and storytellers’
Of late, iconic Hindi film numbers have become a powerful leitmotif to prop up emotions, magnify contexts and evoke nostalgia in web shows / films.
I never socialized and I still don’t. I guess each one of us has a core and you can’t change that: Yami Gautam
The Bala actor says she always had her ‘own way of carrying myself’ but she is proud to be ‘still here working with my head high.’ Adds that for her, ‘work is my words’ and that’s the way it will always be.
Apparently, the Australian broadcaster, Channel 7 is upset with Cricket Australia as it’s set to “lose big” due to the absence of Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, from three test matches as he will be on a paternity leave
The actor says this year, she is filled with gratitude for lots of things; adds she was fortunate to be not stuck separately, from husband Ranveer Singh, during the Covid-19 induced lockdown
Buoyed by his successes and boy-next-door appeal, Ayushmann Khurrana is the new blue-eyed-boy of the ad world; the actor feels what has worked for him is swimming against the tide and ‘being totally myself’
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByPrashant Singh
Be it inspired from real life or ‘fact-ional’ accounts, a number of crime/scam-based web shows have hit the bull’s eye on streaming sites. What’s helping them spawn?
The actor-musician says that he had to travel during the pandemic because of his shoots, but he would have avoided it if he could.
Finally, the first quarter of 2021 will see ’83 and Sooryavanshi hitting theatres; trade insiders say big films are the ‘need of the hour’.
According to the latest TAM-Adex report, with 92 categories, 115 advertisers and 249 brands, Indian Premier League 13 shattered its own record, both in terms of ad revenues and viewership.
Shah Rukh sir is a kind of team owner who doesn’t really pressurise his team’s players: Shubman Gill
India’s bright, young cricketing star, Shubman Gill calls the Kolkata Knight Riders owner ‘humble and warm’; says he personally doesn’t ‘want to think too far ahead’
The Padmaavat actor, whose big Diwali wish this year is people having ‘good health and peace of mind’, says all names of her family members, including hers, are ‘different synonyms of the word, light.’
As actor Alia Bhatt becomes the latest female star to invest in a firm, we take a look at how her Hindi film counterparts are also turning angel investors to several startups across sectors.
As the new set of lockdowns in various international markets make makers of ‘83 shift from Christmas release date, industry insiders say big-budget movies are unlikely to let go of the lucrative foreign countries’ earnings
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has enjoyed spending quality time with family during the lockdown, feels a person can either keep complaining, or ‘try and look for some positives’ during a ‘difficult time’. The actor says he would prefer the latter.
Bollywood insiders welcome the state government’s decision to allow cinema halls to function again, saying that the Mumbai circuit alone contributes 40-45 per cent of a film’s total box office earnings.
Shaktimaan, Agatha Christie, The Comedy of Errors ... inspirations galore as filmmakers move beyond the usual!
Be it plays, TV shows, international cinema or literature, a number of unique Indian adaptations are in the offing, as the film world seems keen on serving up a variety to audiences.
Bollywood producer Kumar Taurani has acquired the adaptation rights of the book, Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India, written by Sheela Reddy; says ‘there’s no decision yet as to what format it will be developed in -- a feature film or web series.’
An open letter by a trade analyst-critic again brings up the topic of Hindi films releasing simultaneously on OTT platforms as well as cinema halls. Industry insiders feel streaming platforms have the final say, and no actor or producer can interfere.
Despite shooting in his home-town, Chandigarh, actor Ayushmann Khurrana is not staying at his family abode, and instead, has checked himself into a hotel, due to the Covid-19 threat
As India starts to get active once again after months of Covid-19 induced lockdown, new brand campaigns are successfully underlining the theme of hope and positivity.
Bhumi Pednekar, who has completed five years as an actor in 2020, says ‘a lot needs to change’ around us, and that if she can use ‘my craft, voice, as well as the medium (of cinema) to bring about a positive change’, she will consider herself ‘very lucky’
Rao, who has had a stint with all kinds of roles, says ‘people love to put actors in boxes’; adds that ‘some kind of a shift’ happened in his career with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s 2017 directorial.
Ayushmann Khurrana, who has always had a successful stint with unconventional, taboo subjects, says he strongly feels that through cinema, ‘we could tell society to widen its gaze towards important subjects’.
After seven months of total shutdown, due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Home Affairs has given the green signal to reopen theatres. But the big question is: will audiences turn up at cinemas amid the pandemic?
According to a survey, MS Dhoni had the highest spontaneous recall, last weekend, as a celebrity endorser during the ongoing IPL, followed by Virat Kohli and Akshay Kumar. Experts say during a cricket tournament, it’s a given that cricketers are going to dominate the advertising scene.
Though top Bollywood stars and cricketing icons continue to rule the world of brands; of late, a number of non-regular faces including directors, senior artists and even foreign cricketers have been roped in by many companies.